A family lost their dog in an afternoon fire on Monday.
Cowgirls and cowboys of all ages in Western shirts, boots and belt buckles as big as the Edmore water tower showcased their rodeo skills at the Super Kicker Rodeo at this weekend’s annual Potato Festival. Presented by main title sponsor Randall’s Old Mill, the rodeo stands were filled to capacity at Webb Field, formerly Montabella Community School’s football field.
The heat on Saturday didn’t keep snowmobile racing from going on north of Greenville. Sno-Motion at Nelson’s Speed Shop was packed with racing participants, spectators and vendors from all over the country. An event this size could not take place without the help of the many volunteers from the Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA).
Greenville’s volleyball team was perfect enough to win the Daily News Volleyball Invitational Saturday at Central Montcalm High School. The Yellow Jackets didn’t lose a game to any of the six opponents they faced, including Central Montcalm in the finals, where they took the trophy with a 25-14, 25-20 win.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Considerable time, energy and money is being spent by various narrowly-defined groups attempting to rewrite our state’s constitution. Their highly-financed and sometimes misleading campaigns threaten to paralyze future legislative reforms by locking their specific wishes into the constitution. Meanwhile, our full-time legislature is apparently proceeding with a part-time work schedule.
Sunday will mark six months ago that John Reniff died in a multi-vehicle accident in Howard City.
Vestaburg Community School students will not have the option of taking technology classes this autumn after the school board voted to eliminate multiple classes to help balance the budget.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets couldn’t have asked for a better start in their new home, Legacy Field. Facing longtime rival Belding, the Yellow Jackets scored just 1:20 into the game on a six-yard touchdown run by running back Miguel Nieto. The score was set up by a bad Belding snap on a punt deep in the Redskins’ zone.
There were tents, grills, food, music and more. That was just before the game. Fans from both Greenville and Belding arrived early and were ready for the annual rivalry between the two longtime rivals, with the buzz as big as a college football game.